GUERRILLA GIRLS PERFORMANCE & TALK
Thursday, March 15th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Galleries at Moore
Join us for an action packed evening as we celebrate the exhibition, “Not Ready To Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls In The Art World And Beyond" This event will feature a live performance by an original member of the Guerrilla Girl artist collective followed by a discussion with exhibition curator Neysa Page-Lieberman. Contact Matt Kalasky at email@example.com or 215 965 4045 with questions.
This event is in conjunction with the exhibition “Not Ready To Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls In The Art World And Beyond" on view until March 17. A major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls collective, this exhibition illuminates and contextualizes the important past and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. A selection of the group’s most iconic campaigns and actions from the 80’s and 90’s foregrounds their most daring and rarely seen international projects, which trace the Guerrilla Girls' artistic and activist influence around the globe. Installations are punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the-scenes photos and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. Visitors can peruse the artists’ favorite “love letters and hate mail,” drawn from almost three decades of humorous, heart-warming and shocking communications, and are invited to contribute their own views to an interactive wall installation. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever.
Neysa Page-Lieberman is a contemporary art curator, lecturer, writer, and educator with a focus on feminism, African diaspora, social practice and public art. She is executive director of the Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces at Columbia College Chicago and the director and chief curator of the Wabash Arts Corridor, a public art project in downtown Chicago. She also designed and taught Columbia’s first course on curatorial theory and practice and lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago offering public programs on the Museum’s collections. Page-Lieberman has produced over 200 exhibitions, with recent highlights including Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice (2017); Vacancy: Urban Interruption and (Re)generation (2015), an affiliate exhibition of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial; Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, which is touring nationally through 2018; and RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice (2014). Her most recent curatorial project from fall 2017 was the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) public arts festival, Street Level, which featured a dozen new murals, projections, installations and a performance series. Recent professional affiliations include a fellowship in the Leadership Institute of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, committee member in the College Art Associations' Committee for Women in the Arts and panelist for Exhibitions & Public Interpretation at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. She holds a masters in art history from Indiana University specializing in contemporary African diaspora. Page-Lieberman's current and upcoming projects include the exhibition tour of Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond; an ongoing collaboration with Melissa Potter on feminist social practice with a forthcoming published manifesto; and producing the next Wabash Arts Corridor public art festival for fall 2018.